It’s been a couple of days or maybe weeks since you had sex, and now you are dying to know whether you are pregnant or not. Definitely, you will need a blood or a home pregnancy test to know for sure.
But, if you can’t wait until you are able to take one (best is when you miss your period), look for these 11 early signs that reveal that you are pregnant.
1. SHORTNESS OF BREATH
If you suddenly feel short of breath while going up the stairs, it can be because you are pregnant. The fetus needs oxygen, so this leaves you a little short of it. And this will continue during your pregnancy also, especially as the growing baby begins to put pressure on your diaphragm and your lungs.
2. NAUSEA AND FATIGUE
For some women morning sickness (which unfortunately can happen during the night as well) can occur much earlier than after the expected 6 weeks. Also, if you are feeling tired all the time, and you can’t manage to read one page of your book without falling asleep – it could mean that you are pregnant.
Is it pregnancy or just PMS? It is hard to tell for sure, but cramping could mean that your uterus is stretching to welcome your baby.
4. FREQUENT URINATION
If you find yourself suddenly unable to sleep during the night without a trip or two to the bathroom, it can be a sign that you are pregnant. This is because, during pregnancy, your body is producing more fluids which mean extra work for your bladder.
5. FOOD AVERSIONS OR UNUSUAL CRAVINGS
Suddenly, you can’t get enough pineapples even though you have never eaten pineapples before. Or, maybe the mere thought of pizza turns your stomach now, and you can’t understand how this could be since pizza has always been your favorite food. Well, it could be because you are pregnant.
6. HEADACHES AND BACKACHES
Some of the earliest signs of pregnancy is an aching head which is a result of a change in hormones. Moreover, a pain in your back is also an indicator of an early pregnancy because your ligaments start to loosen up to prepare for the further weight gain because of your pregnancy.
7. MOOD SWINGS
Are you ready to start a war with your partner over his socks being all over the room? If your hormones are going crazy, it can be because your body tries to adjust to the new hormones of your pregnancy.
8. BLOATING AND CONSTIPATION
If you suddenly can’t fit into your favorite jeans and you swear that you could last week, it might be because of the extra progesterone from your pregnancy that causes your digestive system to slow down.
9. DIZZINESS OR FAINTING
This symptom is a revealing sign of pregnancy that is shown in almost every movie. Low blood pressure or sugar that happen during pregnancy can cause you to feel light-headed or even lose consciousness.
10. ELEVATED BASAL BODY TEMPERATURE
Generally, your basal body temperature gets elevated during ovulation, but it can also be a sign that you are pregnant, especially if it lasts for more than 2 weeks.
You got your period! But, did you? If it seems that the bleeding is lighter than it is normally, and also earlier than you expected – it could be an implantation blood as the fertilized egg gets attached to the uterus thus causing little blood spots.
If you experience all or some of these symptoms – congratulations! You may be pregnant! The only thing missing from the list is your period (pun intended)! ????
Mary Wright is a professional writer with more than 10 years of incessant practice. Her topics of interest gravitate around the fields of the human mind and the interpersonal relationships of people.